Pony Club Victoria has been closely monitoring the situation with respect to COVID-19 and has worked to support the measures implemented by the government and health authorities to keep the community healthy at this time.
Our aim has been to keep members, clubs and zones operating for as long as the Victorian Chief Medical Officer and the state and national government considered activities such as Pony Club reasonable to continue.
As cases of COVID-19 in Victoria continue to climb, Premier Daniel Andrews formally announced that he will “inform National Cabinet tonight that Victoria will proceed over the next 48 hours to implement a shutdown of all non-essential activity across our state to combat the spread of Coronavirus”.
Pony Club Victoria therefore directs clubs and zones to cancel or postpone all Pony Club activity/events until further notice effective immediately, this includes competitions, rallies, committee meetings or meetings of any type that require face to face contact.
We strongly encourage clubs to seek online ways to continue certificate work, lessons or competitions with members during this suspension of activity by using online conference calling or video posting to private social media groups.
Online video conferencing options include products such as Microsoft Teams (free version), Google Hangout and SLACK, further information and options will be provided to clubs and zones shortly.
Premier, Daniel Andrews statement can be found here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-from-the-premier-32/